Best HTC One (M8) alternatives

Best HTC One (M8) alternatives
The new HTC One (M8) has gone official, and it’s already available for purchase on most major US carriers (props to HTC for the quick release), but before you spend your hard-earned dollar on HTC’s latest and greatest, you might want to take one more look at the best alternatives on the market.

After all, the new HTC One (M8) impressed us with its polished design and powerful hardware, but it seems that HTC could have offered a little more in the camera department. Moreover, other devices offer some unique features that you won’t find on the new HTC One. For instance, you have a fingerprint reader on the Galaxy S5, and some users might want that feature. Others might crave a device with a larger display like a phablet, which the One (M8) is not.

With all this in mind, it’s time to sum up the best alternatives to the new HTC One, and it’s up to you to decide which one to get. Take a look below, and let us know your thoughts on all these handsets and how they compare to the new One.

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62 Comments

1. papss unregistered

I'd only consider the z2 but Sony can't get their sh!t together and release on all carriers

5. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I know... I was so set on getting the Z2 and I was so sure about it... Until I heard the news that it might only comes out in Verizon and watch some camera feature that HTC One (M8) offers.... Now I'm torn....

19. papss unregistered

I'm tired of waiting on Sony..would love to try their phone but not moving carriers to do so. I went for the one

25. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

yeah... I might do the same. Also, the HTC One seems like can handle few minor drop with ease.

48. KParks23

Posts: 725; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

U realize u can just buy the international version if ur not on Verizon right!

10. vijaysivakula

Posts: 229; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

I would say all these carriers dont get their sh!t together and definitely dont want to benefit the customers. They are the vampires sucking their customers dry by not giving them all the benefits they could from the mobile manufacturors.

11. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Galaxy S5 SMG900H

39. drazwy

Posts: 356; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

I agree. I was set on the Z2. Seems like the best all around phone coming. But now with Verizon only, it's out. Don't like the camera on the new HTC. The S5 is ugly. LG G2 is old now. Nexus is old. Apple? Get real. G2 pro 2? Last years specs. Looks like I might not be able to take advantage of T-mobile's Jump!. Nothing I want to Jump to. Picky I am...

47. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

lg3 oppo7

40. Ashoaib

Posts: 3297; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Where is note 3? A worthy rival

2. GMS85

Posts: 217; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

I will pick the HTC ONE any day..

14. papss unregistered

I decided to jump on the new one last night.

30. alex88ucv

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 05, 2014

i decided to wait for the new lumia 930 and the all new wp8,1..only sony would be my choice for android..htc..noo waaayy..lame camera, lame screen estate..they just do not listen to their costumers

41. papss unregistered

I have a 1520 that will be my daily driver too.. I don't like android at all but figured sense looks different enough for me to try it

3. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

One does not simply lists... TouchWiz as an advantage for a Samsung smartphone.

31. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Seriously.. What the hell is wrong with PA? Sense destroys Touchwiz in terms of consistency and following Android guidelines, which are the only two facts that aren't subjective to opinions.

45. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

They are a bit inconsistent... That's what I can see. TouchWiz is visibly unpolished and rushed, while Sense is the exact opposite.

4. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

G Pro 2 but no Note 3?

7. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

that is weird. I don't think either G Pro 2 or Note 3 should be considered since they are in different category

12. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

true,,

6. uncle.Dolan

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

The guys over at Phonearena must really hate HTC. #justsaying

8. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

PA loves their iPhone and Samsung.... Period... #themostbiassiteever

17. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

A site isn't biased if it disagrees with you. They chose Samsung and Apple because millions of customers have shown their faith in both these brands.

28. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Actually I am very open minded when it comes to smartphone. Even as an Android fan, I still can see the value and goods in iPhone and iOS. Every manufacturer brings something different to the table and that's what drives the industry forward. Back then when Blackberry is basically the only smartphone maker, they stood still for years... Now they are left in the dust. I like to try out different phones from different companies. However, if you pay attention on the amount of stories they put out on the a certain phone, Apple and Samsung will always come out on top. Even an article only contains 10 lines to talk about some simple thing...

42. Cicero

Posts: 1137; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

You have to see the above article by Ray S. HTC adverising.

9. Technobri

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

S5 for me.. The m8 has the looks and sound over the s5 but that's basically it

13. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

much better LPDDR3GB RAM

15. Achilis

Posts: 65; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

1st of all G Pro2 should not be considered as its a different category. If you decide to consider phablets also as an option then omitting Note 3 is unpardonable. It should be among the 1st consideration if you include phablets as it is still the best.

16. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Really pa? I smell somethin fishy here. Why was this only done for the m8?

20. youlookfoolish

Posts: 193; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

Good post. Good question. They won't answer with the obvious and honest answer. They weren't impressed with the M8. Waterproofing and a heart rate monitor are a big deal to them? I pose that as a question because the finger print scanner has been done before and flopped. Although it was, you know... Revolutionary.

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